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Funeral Grant

Funeral Grant is a one-time payment intended to assist with the funeral expenses of:

  • An insured person
  • The spouse of an insured person or
  • A dependant child of an insured person up to the age of 16 or 18 if still in school (includes step and adopted children)

The Funeral Grant is paid to the individual who has met or is liable to meet the cost of the funeral of the deceased person.

The Funeral Grant is paid if at the time of death the insured person:

  • Was receiving a Sickness, Employment Injury or Maternity benefit or
  • Would have been entitled to receive a Sickness, Employment Injury or Maternity benefit but for the fact of death or
  • Had received or would have qualified to receive an Age, Invalidity or Disablement benefit

A Funeral Grant claim form must be completed and submitted to the National Insurance Scheme no later than SIX MONTHS after the death of the insured person.

Late claims may be disqualified unless exceptional circumstances prevented the claim from being made on time.